It was the largest 3D art contest to ever run on the Web. Held over three months between 20 October 2003 - 20 January 2004, the Alienware Challenge hosted by CGNetworks attracted 1524 artists to the contest, of which 3876 images were uploaded and 146 emerged meeting all requirements for the final judging.
Sponsored by Alienware, CGNetworks, NVIDIA, PNY Technologies and Ballistic Publishing, the contest challenged contestants to create a 3D rendered image depicting an alien location. The grand prize is an Alienware MJ-12 DCC workstation featuring an Intel Dual Xeon 3.2 processor and an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 graphics card!
Grand Prize: Alienware MJ-12 DCC workstation, Intel Dual Xeon 3.2GHz, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 by PNY Technologies
1st Runner Up: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 professional workstation video card by PNY Technologies
2nd Runner Up: 256MB USB Flash Drive
All of the top 15 shortlisted artists receive a complimentary copy of EXPOSÉ 1, the premiere digital art book.
CGNetworks and Alienware congratulates the winners of this Challenge, and thanks everyone who took part in this landmark contest!
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